“Deficiencies” introduced during renovation works at Grenfell Tower contributed to fire deaths, according to a leaked report by fire safety experts. Poorly installed fire barriers, gaps around window frames, and flammable cladding and insulation were introduced to the west London tower in renovation works by Studio E Architects before the fire, states the report. The 210-page document prepared by
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The site of the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in west London is expected to be turned into a memorial to the 72 people killed in last year’s disaster. A government document outlining the potential future uses of the site state the “voice of the bereaved” will lead the decision-making process. The most likely outcome is a
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Six weeks on from the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, architects, construction firms or the council could be found liable under the “duty to warn” principle, says construction lawyer Jason Kallis. In the refurbishment of a high-rise building such as Grenfell Tower, there would have been more than one person or corporation responsible for design. Simultaneously, it
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